Gearing up for parade
The annual Katikati Lions Christmas Parade and Santa in the Park is just days away and will take place as in previous years, on the first Saturday in December — which this year falls on December 1.
“There is no theme to the parade, except it is a Christmas parade and as long as the entry is not objectionable, that’s fine, but we don’t want any Santas, as we already have one,” Lion member David Eddy said.
Some amazing floats have been presented in the past and bring a festive cheer to the town. Last year there was a record number of entries and it would be great to have the same or greater participation this year, he said.
“The parade is about the community getting involved and having something for everyone to enjoy at this time of the year,” he said.
There will be a first, second and third prize for entries of $400, $200 and $100 respectively and a $100 entry draw.
The usual decorated bicycles and scooters with any type of wheels competition for children will be held with two age groups — five years and under and six to 10 years. Bring your decorated wheels to the log dam at Diggelmann Park at
2.30pm to enter.
This year a decorated mobility scooter competition has been included, which will take place with the children’s bike event.
The Christmas Parade starts at 3pm — participants need to assemble at Earl Drive from 2pm where the parade marshalls will assign positions in the convoy and judging will take place.
The parade finishes at Moore Park where Santa in the Park, in conjunction with Katch Katikati and the Katikati Rugby and Sports Club will provide entertainment, rides, games, quick fire raffles, food and drink before concluding at
An information pack for entries is available from the Arts Junction or online from Katch Katikati www.katikati.org.nz
A table set for Christmas dinner with plum pudding and pavlova looked good enough to eat on the Birchwood Packhouse float.
A pirate’s life it is — ABC Childcare’s winning float in the 2013 Katikati Lions Christmas Parade.